Floating is a skill often neglected by teachers and parents keen to see their child progress from point A to point B in the pool.
However your young swmmer will be far better off if they have mastered the skill of floating.
The ability to float shows that a child is relaxed enough to stay still. Nervous or anxious kids will always move when placed in the water because subconsciously they are not comfortable.
Relaxed muscles also use up less oxygen so if your child falls into water accident, they have a far better chance of getting to safety if they are relaxed.
There are r steps to floating
1. Supported shoulder float
2. Independant shoulder float
3. Board supported float
4. Independant board float
If your cild can do the above they are ready to attempt the next skill in this level.